January 5, 2009
The Double Club in London is an exercise in the fusion of different forms of entertainment and culture around a single location. The club is only open for a total of 6 months, but allows visitors to experience the Congo through its music, food (pigs trotters, goat stew and conger eels for example),...
December 16, 2008
Designed by The Company, for a writer and editor. Posted by Ed Cotton
August 3, 2008
DJ Frank is a New York-based DJ and like any good DJ, he is on a constant quest to discover new sounds. The difference is that he's not content with digging in old record stores and flea markets in the US, instead he travels to West Africa to find records, before they get destroyed. This new...
April 8, 2008
It must be pretty tough playing in the watch market these days. Most people under the age of 30 are using their mobile phones as a replacement and aren't even wearing a watch at all. At first glance, it appears this might be what TAG Heuer is thinking with the launch of its new phone.However,...
March 17, 2008
The well-known Swedish fashion company H&M enters a new phase. H&M always followed the same route: cheap trendy fashion. Now they enter a new phase. By buying the upcoming Swedish fashion company Fabric Scandinavien (behind brands like Sunday Sun , Cheap Monday . HM enters a new role as a...
February 12, 2008
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February 12, 2008
Department stores have been trying for years to turn their private label offerings into real brands. Most attempts have failed because they are just names with no deeper meanings making it impossible for them to compete with the genuine article. JC Penny clearly understood the weakness in this...
February 11, 2008
Spike's played with fire and skateboards, now he goes one step beyond. Posted by Ed Cotton
November 22, 2007
Uniqlo continues to push the envelope - mixing utility clothing with cool brands, art and ideas. This time it's a partnership with Pantone for cashmere sweaters. Posted by Ed Cotton
November 14, 2007
One of our designers at BSSP, Vince Montelongo, just got back from Tokyo. He attended Design Week and took shots of other interesting stuff. Here are his photos.Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.Posted by Ed Cotton
November 1, 2007
Fortune has a good story about VF's Nautica brand, which seems to be having some trouble competing with department store brands and the category leader Polo. VF has long adopted a strategy of acquiring brands with limited distribution and leveraging its muscle at a department store level, to grow...
October 2, 2007
McDonald's Chinese workers get their own branded jeans. Via McChronicles. Posted by Ed Cotton
October 1, 2007
The latest offering from Dove. Posted by Ed Cotton
September 25, 2007
Seen in London's Covent Garden last week.Posted by Ed Cotton
September 12, 2007
Cordier is currently testing a new wine concept in Belgium. It's wine that borrows something from the juice category; small Tetra-Pak box packaging and the all important extra, the straw. Apparently, the test is going rather well. Posted by Ed Cotton